Westwood is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,719 people and just one neighborhood, Westwood is the 147th largest community in Kansas.
Real Estate Prices
Westwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Westwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Westwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (18.71%), sales jobs (12.26%) and teaching (10.97%).
Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Westwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Westwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Westwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.